Saumur is celebrated for its fairytale château, cavalry school, mushrooms, and sparkling wines. Its stone mansions recall the city's 17th-century heyday, when it was a bastion of Protestantism and vied with Angers as the intellectual capital of Anjou.
High above the town and river is the turreted Château de Saumur. The present structure was started in the 14th century by Louis I of Anjou and remodeled later by his grandson, King René. Collections include medieval sculpture and equestrian exhibits.
It was a windy day... a VERY windy day!
Here I am at the drawbridge, ready to enter.
These are the old barracks. No luxury here!